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Fonseca Show - with Aaron Fonseca 11/22/23

Happy Thanksgiving all my friends thanks for listening...

Here's todays Best of Calls:


- Newsweek Magazine says a major Thanksgiving storm will affect travel in 20 states.The storm is expected to bring rain, snow, and potentially ice to the Central and Eastern U.S. It will create poor road conditions and flight disruptions in the Midwest and East Coast regions. The storm will then move into the Northeast, causing strong winds and flight cancellations.

- The Kitchn says Sam's Club is offering a Thanksgiving feast for eight for less than $100. It includes a whole turkey, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, brussel sprouts, cranberry salad, dinner rolls, and pumpkin cheesecake.

- Trend Hunter says Nike is celebrating the holidays with their new Ugly Christmas Sweater sneakers. The shoes are inspired by Ugly Christmas sweaters and have snowflakes and reindeer. The high tops have a green Nike Swoosh

- The Street says McDonald's is testing pizza pockets in Germany. The pockets are receiving positive reviews

- The Lancashire Telegraph says pubs in the UK are serving a new holiday sundae. It consists of ice cream, Twix, Smarties, and a ladle of gravy. Customers who finish the sundae receive their meal for free.

- Localish says Robert Downey Jr is giving away six eco-friendly modified dream cars from his personal collection. The cars were converted to be pollution-free and will be given to lucky winners through a contest. The proceeds are going to Robert's charity FootPrint Coalition.

NBC says Martha Stewart's annual Thanksgiving dinner is back on after she canceled it earlier in the week. Stewart is busy prepping to bake thirty pies and will be bringing a stuffed and roasted 20-pound bird to a friend's house.

TMZ says Britney Spears recently paid a $332 fine for a traffic violation in Ventura County, California. She was cited for crossing over double lines. Britney also paid $400 for traffic school to avoid getting a point on her license.

The Daily Mail says Taylor Swift’s fans recently suffered "second-degree burns" at a concert in Rio de Janeiro. Temperatures soared to over 100 degrees inside the stadium. Some fans received burns from the scorching metal floors.

Olivia Rodrigo tells The Face magazine that she has a secret social media account that she uses to stalk her crushes. ''I'm so good at finding stuff out about people on social media. It's one of my favorite pastimes."

Mai FM says Post Malone recently did a "shoey" during his show in Auckland, New Zealand. He drank beer out of a fan's shoe that was thrown on stage. Post rated it a 4 out of 10 and said, "I taste hints of oak... a little strawberry, it's very good."

Sportskeeda says Adele's prenup for her $220 million fortune allegedly caused friction with Rich Paul before their secret wedding. The singer didn't want to have the same arrangement she had in her previous marriage, where her ex-husband received half of everything she earned. Adele wanted to avoid money matters with Paul

Metro UK says comedian Hans Kim is facing backlash for making a repulsive joke about Matthew Perry. Kim joked about Perry dying alone in a hot tub. He also made a tasteless remark about the opening scene of “Friends”. Fans expressed outrage, calling the joke "disgusting" and "despicable."

The joke was, ‘Sad to hear that the great Matthew Perry died alone in a hot tub. For a guy on a show called friends he could have used a couple. Who knew the opening credits were his cry for help’

TMZ says Britney Spears recently paid a $332 fine for a traffic violation in Ventura County, California. She was cited for crossing over double lines. Britney also paid $400 for traffic school to avoid getting a point on her license.

TMZ says Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are making plans to spend the holidays together. They are working out their schedules to ensure they have as much time together as possible. The couple may spend Thanksgiving in Kansas City

Us Weekly says Travis Kelce is helping Taylor Swift deal with the death of one of her fans. Ana Machado died while attending an Eras Tour concert on Friday, November 17th. A source tells the magazine, “She is so grateful she’s had Travis. He’s been a huge support system for her right now. Her family has been there, but it’s different to have a boyfriend to lean on.”

WGNO says a rare Jimmy Buffett painting was recently sold for $137,500. The money raised will go towards the medical expenses for 7-year-old Marguerite Chenier. She is battling an aggressive brain tumor. Marguerite's grandparents bought the painting ten years ago for $16,000.

Hello Magazine says Meghan Markle recently wore a $28,624 diamond pave bracelet to ward off bad energy. The ‘evil eye’ bracelet protects against the envy of others and is a symbol of protection against evil. Meghan has worn other "evil eye" accessories.

Hollywood Life says Kristen Stewart recently crashed Robert Pattinson's birthday party. The former couple, who dated from 2009 to 2013, have remained amicable, with Kristen describing Rob as a "lovely person." Kristen is currently dating Dylan Meyer, while Rob is expecting a child with Suki Waterhouse.

Variety Magazine says "Mrs. Doubtfire" director Chris Columbus shot 2 million feet of film because Robin Williams improvised so much dialogue. Williams would do a scripted take and then improvise. Columbus had to shoot the movie with four cameras to keep up with Williams' improvisation. He has 900 boxes of footage from the film and hopes to turn it into a documentary.

Thanksgiving Gossip

Denise Richards tells Bravo that Charlie Sheen once brought an escort to a Thanksgiving dinner. “Charlie came over for Thanksgiving for dinner a few years ago and he had an escort in the car in the driveway. He was afraid to tell me. ‘Uh, you know, well, she’s in the driveway. Is it okay if she’s in the driveway?’ I said, ‘Ugh, I’ll set a plate.’ Even an escort deserves to have Thanksgiving dinner!” claims Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey will spend Thanksgiving together for the sake of their kids. A source tells the site: “Nick will be seeing Mariah and their kids over Thanksgiving and the holiday season. I’m trying to get my family all together as well. I’m happy for my son, a new child is always a blessing.”

Sarah Jessica Parker tells People magazine that she botched the first Thanksgiving turkey she ever cooked. “I was so scared. I had never cooked a turkey in my life and I was really, really young and I remember having a dream the night before that I had only cooked a carcass. I pulled it out, revealed it, and it was a carcass.”

Brad Pitt tells Extra that he does some of the cooking on Thanksgiving. "Yeah, I'll get in there, I'll mess it up a little bit. We got Thanksgiving, man, I'm all over that turkey. Everything in moderation and a lot of love."

Anthony Mackie tells Entertainment Tonight that he likes raccoon for Thanksgiving. “There’s a butcher shop in New Orleans … where they take another wildlife and put it in the turkey. You can get a raccoon in it, you can get a squirrel in there. Raccoon is honestly the best meat you’ll ever have. Under all his legs and his neck, there’s a muscle. So you have to cut out the musk or else it’ll stink up your house. It’s best over spaghetti or with that brown gravy.”

Holiday Shopping Survey

A new survey by the National Retail Federation reveals that 74% of consumers plan to shop over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Other findings:

- 56% of consumers say clothing is on their holiday shopping list

- 44% of people will be buying gift cards

- 37% of people plan to buy toys

- Legos, Barbie, and Hot Wheels are among the most popular toys this holiday season

Holiday Arguments Survey

A new survey by Blueprint reveals that 14% of people eat Thanksgiving dinner between 3:01 and 4 p.m. Other findings:

- 38% of people usually argue with their dad during the holidays, while 36% argue with their grandmother

- 50% of people argue about family issues while 48% argue about politics

Thanksgiving Survey

WalletHub says Americans will spend $600 million on Thanksgiving turkeys. Other findings:

On average, 46 million turkeys are eaten during the holiday.

65% of Americans would like to eat something other than turkey this year. Some popular alternatives include ham, chicken and roast beef.

10% of Americans are getting takeout from a restaurant instead of cooking

Top Things Families Argue About During Their Thanksgiving Dinner ... According to a new survey by Blueprint

family issues 51%

politics 48%

money 47%

parenting techniques 37%

religion 29%

other 4%

Thanksgiving Leftovers Survey

Bake Magazine says 94% of Americans enjoy a Thanksgiving leftover sandwich.

- The top bread choices for the sandwich were … white bread, whole wheat, and Hawaiian bread.

- The most popular ingredients for the sandwich were … turkey, followed by gravy, ham, and stuffing.

- Top hot dish leftovers … with mac and cheese (21%), green bean casserole (14%), corn and corn casserole (10%) and broccoli casserole (9%).

Sleep Survey

A new survey by Avocado Green Mattress reveals that 58% of people are more likely to take naps during the holiday season than at any other time of the year. Other findings:

- 76% of people believe that taking a nap after a Thanksgiving meal is a sign of contentment

- 84% of people believe that getting better sleep helps them be a better person

Thanksgiving Survey

A new survey by Numerator reveals that 91% of Americans plan to celebrate Thanksgiving. Other findings:

- most popular Thanksgiving food items … turkey or turkey breast (59%) followed by dinner rolls or bread (54%), holiday pies (52%), stuffing/dressing (50%) and vegetables (48%).

- Consumers in the Western U.S. are twice as likely to purchase seafood or meat alternatives for Thanksgiving

- 33% of Americans plan to bring alcoholic beverages to their Thanksgiving dinner

Most Loved Thanksgiving Traditions In America ... According to a new article by Mixbook

1. Cooking and enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving meal with family and friends

2. Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

3. Playing football or other outdoor activities

4. Giving thanks and expressing gratitude

5. Going for a post-meal walk

6. Watching Thanksgiving-themed movies

7. Participating in a Turkey Trot or other charity run

8. Making and eating pumpkin pie

9. Taking family photos

10. Watching or playing board games.

10 Impressive Facts About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade … According to a new article by TV Insider

1. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been held almost every year since 1924, with only three cancellations during World War II.

2. This year's parade will involve 5,000 volunteers, 16 featured character balloons, 26 floats, and 32 heritage and novelty balloons.

3. The tallest balloon in the parade this year is 56 feet, and the longest balloon is 73 feet.

4. Balloons in the parade can weigh up to 400 pounds and hold 12,000 cubic feet of helium.

5. The 2023 parade will feature the ninth Snoopy balloon, a nod to the 50th anniversary of Peanuts' Beagle Scouts.

6. Balloon pilots walk the 2.5-mile route of the parade backward.

7. The largest float in this year's parade is 3.5 stories tall and depicts Santa's Sleigh.

8. The floats have to break down to fit through the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City.

9. The Parade Studio team puts in over 8,000 hours of work to put on the show. They use 2,000 gallons of paints and 375 paint brushes.

10. Al Roker is hosting his 29th Thanksgiving Day Parade

Cranberry Sauce Survey

A new survey by Ocean Spray reveals that 76% of people say cranberry sauce is a must-have at their Thanksgiving meal. Other findings:

- 62% of people prefer homemade cranberry sauce over canned

- 89% of people say cranberry sauce adds flavor and complements other dishes

- 48% of people would be disappointed if cranberry sauce was not included in their Thanksgiving spread

5 Foods Cardiologists Avoid On Thanksgiving …. According to a new article by NBC

Turkey skin



Overly salty foods

Alcohol or holiday drinks in excess

Worst Behaved NBA Teams … According to a new study by USA Legal Betting

1. Detroit Pistons

2. Phoenix Suns

3. Minnesota Timberwolves

4. Golden State Warriors

5. Houston Rockets

6. New York Knicks

7. Toronto Raptors

8. Atlanta Hawks

9. Brooklyn Nets

10. Los Angeles Clippers

Dear Fonseca,

A holiday tradition is about to be ruined because my family is fighting. We always have Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday and then go shopping on Black Friday. On Small Business Saturday, we go to a local Christmas tree seller and buy a real Christmas tree. This year, my cheap husband wants to save money and buy a fake tree so we can reuse it every year. The kids and I told him having a fake tree is not the same as a real one. He says a real tree doesn't matter and is a waste of money. A fake one looks flimsy and not full whereas a real one smells like Christmas and embodies the true spirit of the holiday season. He says the tree is just a symbol and that families make Christmas, not the tree. How can I convince my husband to buy a real tree? Which side are you on? Mine or his?

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